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How to create your own Child Theme for WordPress

Customize your WordPress theme the right way with a Child Theme You’ve searched hour upon hour for the perfect WordPress theme. You find one that is very close if you could only change this or that. The problem is if you make changes directly to the theme files you won’t be able to update the… Read more How to create your own Child Theme for WordPress

Should I update WordPress themes?

New versions of WordPress are released regularly often accompanied by updates to the core default WordPress themes (the themes that come with WordPress such as Twenty Seventeen). Immediately following a new release, clients often ask me if it is safe to update the default WordPress themes. Here’s what you need to know. Why Update the… Read more Should I update WordPress themes?

Help! My website is down

At some, point every website owner goes into panic mode. Your website is down! What’s wrong? Is it a hosting issue? Did you forget to renew your domain name? Is there an outdated WordPress plugin? Have you been hacked?!! Are you seeing the WordPress white screen of death? Don’t Panic Web servers are quite often momentarily… Read more Help! My website is down

Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types

What is a Custom Post Type? Your WordPress website comes with two primary post types: blog posts and pages. You can extend your WordPress functionality by creating custom post types for the specific needs of your web portfolio. A post type can be pretty much any type of content (i.e. Events, Testimonials, FAQs). Registering a… Read more Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types

Enhance Your WP Security: Change your Admin Username

Hackers know that many WordPress installations leave the default “admin” user name with a simple password. And that knowledge makes your website vulnerable. You can improve your site’s security by creating a new username that is unique to your site. Here’s how you do it: Login to your WordPress dashboard as admin Create a new… Read more Enhance Your WP Security: Change your Admin Username

Updating your WP Installation & Plugins

From time to time you will need to update your WordPress installation to the latest version. WordPress has a built in alert system that lets users know when their installations are out of date. Whenever a new version of WP is released you will see a message at the top of your wp-admin dashboard telling you that you need to update your installation. Sometimes security vulerabilties are corrected with new releases and other times new features are added making improvements to the functionality of WordPress

WordPress as a CMS – Content Management System

WordPress is so much more than a blogging platform. Some developers will argue that the WordPress CORE isn’t a CMS in the true sense of the term; as WordPress allows users to publish web content most of us would say the term is appropriate. If you need to extend the capabilities of WordPress all you have to do is install the Pods CMS plugin and WordPress will be a complete CMS.

WordPress Plugin – All in One SEO Pack

An essential plugin for WordPress is the All in One SEO Pack . This tutorial will explain what it does and show you how to use this plugin on your WordPress site. WordPress already goes a long way toward creating an SEO friendly website but adding this powerful plugin will give you even more control. The All in One SEO pack plugin generates meta data automatically and allows you to customize it as you see fit.

WP Lesson: What in the world is a widget?

  Widgets are placeholders, they display an information arrangement changeable by the user. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your blog sidebar without having to change any code. Your theme will come with predefined default items in your sidebar.  A widgetized theme allows you to replace your theme’s sidebar with a dynamic one while… Read more WP Lesson: What in the world is a widget?